$67,500 SETTLEMENT FOR INJURED SHOULDER AT WORK
Juan aged 73, injured his shoulder while working for his employer. He learned after several months that he had a rotator cuff tear. The insurer delayed his care so long that his rotator cuff could no longer be repaired. Juan could not return to his job, but the workers compensation insurer hired a doctor who stated his shoulder problems were due to old age. Chris obtained records and opinions to support Juan’s case. With that evidence, he was able to obtain a settlement of $67,500. In addition to this, all future medical care for his shoulder will be paid by workers compensation.
Brad (name changed) who was in his 50s when he injured his shoulder, had restrictions making it so he could not return to his good paying job. He was looking at his workers compensation benefits ending soon and sought help from Harvey and Carpenter. Chris Carpenter was able to secure a $200,000 settlement for Brad.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS AND BACK PAY
Laura (name changed) was injured at work and contacted Chris Carpenter. Work comp initially paid her $109,000 in benefits but then stopped paying. Attorney Carpenter obtained an additional $220,000 for her injury via settlement and then pursued a Social Security case for her. Harvey and Carpenter obtained benefits of $67,000 in Social Security back pay. Laura now has a monthly benefit coming through Social Security that she can rely on and a nest egg.
CLAIMANT AWARDED MORE THAN $59,000
Donald applied for Social Security and was denied. Our office helped him with the appeal process. J. Chris Carpenter represented him at the hearing. One issue was why his symptoms seems to come on around the time of his application and not earlier. Donald explained that they had been present before but he could not afford to see the doctor due to his lack of insurance. He later qualified for Medical Assistance after he stopped working. Medical records are very important to establishing your claim, but when those records are lacking a fair-minded judge can consider lack of insurance or money to get care. Donald was awarded back pay of more than $59,000.
SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFIT & BACK PAY TOTALING MORE THEN $70,000
Chris helped Kayla (name is changed) get Social Security benefit and back pay totaling more than $70,000. It took a couple appeals and a hearing, but three years later she has a monthly benefit and her back pay.
$140,000 SETTLEMENT FOR SILICOSIS INJURED WORKER
In March of 2017, Chris reached a settlement of $140,000 for his client with silicosis. The injured worker, who has already retired, still has the right to pursue more benefits should his condition worsen.
Antonio injured his shoulder at work, but the employer and insurer claimed his condition was due to arthritis. He continued to work and developed problems in his other shoulder as well. The employer and insurer again denied.
Chris litigated the case for Antonio and the judge determined the first shoulder was work-related and the other shoulder was injured as a consequence of the first injury. Antonio was awarded wage loss and all medical bills were paid.
Jeff had applied 3 times for Social Security Disability and had 3 hearings losing each time.
Jeff then retained Chris whose team gathered additional evidence and opinions to prove his case. In March of 2017, Chris was able to prove his condition had further worsened after prior hearings. At hearing, Jeff was found disabled and awarded back pay of more than 2 years.
FINALLY! SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS
Mike suffered from mental disabilities, which caused him to struggle with employment. For five years he worked with other representatives to apply for Social Security Disability benefits, without success.
Mike retained Chris Carpenter to represent him in appealing his Social Security Disability application, which was a success!
Chris understood Mike’s disability and was able to retrieve additional evidence to support his claim for Social Security Disability benefits, which was the turning point to a successful result.
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25% MORE IN SOCIAL SECURITY
Ruth Harvey has represented a number of clients receiving reduced Social Security retirement (beginning as early as age 62) in order to get them qualified for Social Security disability. The result is that they now receive roughly 25% more in Social Security than the age 62 benefit and will for the remainder of their lifetimes rather than if they would have accepted the early retirement amount.